The Indian skipper Virat Kohli is undoubtedly on the top of the world and he has a big reason for this gleaming smile. The Virat Kohli-led Indian squad successfully won the second Test match against South Africa at the home soil on Sunday. The powerful hosts whitewashed the hapless Proteas by an inning and 137 runs in the second encounter of an ongoing three-match Test series at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on Sunday.
Virat Kohli’s unbeaten knock of 254 runs along with handy half centuries of Cheteshwara Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane drove the Indian squad towards an exceptional victory against South Africa in the important Test campaign. The toss winning team, India decided to bat first and their decision proved right at the end of the game as the hosts successfully set a massive score of 601 runs on board in just the first innings. As a result, while chasing such a monumental target in the first innings Proteas has a worst possible start and the entire team of visitors was bundled out at just 275 runs in first innings. All thanks to the incredible spinning attacks of star pacers Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
In the second innings of the game also, Virat Kohli and team had enough runs in the kitty and so they decided to enforce follow on Proteas. With immense pressure in head, Proteas began their second innings on a positive note. But Indians were not in a mood to lose as a result, the hosts once again wrapped up the show of Proteas at only 189 runs. In this way, India registered 11th series victory at home and Virat Kohli declared as the ‘Player of the Match’.
Needless to say that the netizens flooded all the social media platforms with heart-touching comments and best wishes after India’s emphatic win over South Africa in the three-match Test series at home.
Here’s check out some of the Twitter reactions after India sealed the three-match Test series against South Africa with 2-0 win:
Virat Kohli has scored 26 Test centuries.
Virat Kohli has scored 69 international centuries.
Virat Kohli has scored 19 centuries as India captain.
Virat Kohli has scored 12 centuries in India.
— bet365 (@bet365) October 11, 2019
One man army, Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli's consistency across all three formats is unmatchable. #INDvsSA
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— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) October 11, 2019
— Loveyouall_007 (@loveyouall_007) October 11, 2019
— Self Isolated Sunil (@1sInto2s) October 12, 2019
— Rohit Sharma Fan Club (@Im_Ro45FC) October 12, 2019
With this impressive Test victory against South Africa, India reached on the top-notch position of recently updated ICC World Test Championship rankings along with 200 points. India will next play their third and the last Test match of the ongoing series against South Africa on October 19th at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. However, the upcoming match will be just a formality for Indians as they already won the Test campaign but still they put their best efforts to completley wash-out the Proteas with a 3-0 win.